I've always liked what Emily Dickinson had to say about hope:
"Hope" is the thing with feathers-- That perches in the soul-- And sings the tune without the words-- And never stops--at all..
But living in Stephen Harper's Canada... with nothing to look forward to but more of the same .... I have to admit that my feathered thing has fallen off its perch.
If my hope is a bird..... it's lying on its back in the snow.... with its feet straight up in the air.
So I can REALLY relate to Dana's lament.
We've been deceiving ourselves for several decades it appears.Canada is evidently not a centre left nation with progressive ideals.
In two short years we have finally been revealed to ourselves
Because I feel EXACTLY the same way.
And so do most of my friends who are either planning to move to Europe...or dreaming of recreating our lost Canadian values in an independent Quebec. The word is out. If you're a young Canadian the time to get out is NOW.
On the other hand....I need hope like I need oxygen just to get through TOMORROW. So I thought I'd try to cheer up our side by pointing out that while we may be feeling bruised...the right is looking like raw HAMBURGER.
At least south of the border.
Once a mighty warrior chimp...now reduced to an organ grinder's monkey. Begging for legacy change.
"There are certainly troubling signs — serious signs — the economy is weakening, and we've got to do something about it...The question is: what do we do about it?"
While the two Democratic candidates will make history whoever wins. All the Republicans got is Poppy McCain. And he ain't worth shit.
Anyway, the reason McCain is the GOP nominee is that they have no one else.
And the reason they have no one else? Because they got nothing.
The GOP is running on fumes, and not in their usual sense, where they're huffing straight from the propane tank.
As CNN cleans up in the campaign coverage ratings game. Fox News is forced to smell their farts...for backing the wrong horse. Or in their case the Republican pigs.
The point is that Fox News years ago made an obvious decision to appeal almost exclusively to Republican viewers. The good news then for Fox News was that it succeeded. The bad news now for Fox News is that it succeeded.
Which is just MORE evidence that a great wave of hope for change is sweeping across America...and is about to toss the scummy neocons into the garbage can of history.
Just like it will eventually sweep away the filth and the shame of the Harper Years. And make our country clean again.
Which means comrades.... that although it may seem pretty dark these days...it's only because it's ALWAYS darkest before dawn. And although we still have to drive a stake into the evil heart of the rabid Con beast. History is on our side.
So instead of putting on our gloomy hats....I suggest we should put on our dancing shoes instead and practice for the victory party.
And since this great old guy is going to be there... why not start right NOW?
Woohoo !!!!! The Left is RISING!!!! The loser Cons are DYING !!!!!!
The long nightmare is almost over. Hope WILL live again.
And the future belongs to us...